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Sheet metal stamping: sterilisers for the medical sector

Discover which sheet metal stamping processes are used to make sterilisers for the medical sector and rely on a professional to create your medical products.

In the medical sector, sheet metal stamping is key to creating products that can and must guarantee high hygiene standards. Each process must be run with care, from the initial design phases where nothing can be left to chance, to surface processing, employed to increase component hardness but, above all, to improve performance in terms of oxidation and rust resistance.

Thanks to its extensive experience in the sheet metal stamping field, Minifaber is also recognised in the medical sector as a reliable partner in the construction of finished, complete and assembled products such as, for example sterilisers for dental equipment. These are the processing phases that lead to the production of a steriliser for the European and American markets in association with W&H, an orthodontic and oral surgery component distributor.

Design

In association with the W&H Research and Development department, the steriliser was designed studying every single aspect and choosing the best material to guarantee the hygiene standards required by the sector. Specifically, we decided to produce a steriliser made of 2.5 mm AISI 304 stainless steel, a resistant material able to adapt to the high temperatures to which the main steriliser structure is subject.

Metal cold stamping

Following the initial prototype phases, the steriliser was mass produced with an annual quantity of 2,000 pieces. The main sheet metal stamping processes implied in production were the deep drawing of the central body and welding of the various components, as well as their assembly.

Surface treatments

The steriliser was then subject to an electro-polishing process to remove any process residue and make the surface smoother and aesthetically more elegant.

Variant design and production

Once the steriliser was produced, a variant was designed for the American market with 280 mm x 480 mm diameter. Following the same sheet metal stamping processes, this second steriliser was produced and only distributed overseas.

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